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Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help (Classified pillow talk?)
israel national news ^ | 11/10/2012 | Gil Ronen

Posted on 11/11/2012 2:03:04 PM PST by barryobi

Military expert Paula Broadwell, who was allegedly improperly involved with resigned CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, confirmed in October that the CIA annex in Benghazi asked for reinforcements when the consulate came under attack on September 11

Broadwell was speaking at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on October 26. Her lecture, which is on YouTube under the title "Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell," now has added value, because based on the recent disclosures, it can now be assumed that she indeed knew exactly what it was that Petraeus knew about the attack.

Broadwell confirmed the reports on Fox News that the CIA annex asked for a special unit, the Commander in Chief's In Extremis Force, to come and assist it. She said that the force could indeed have reinforced the consulate, and that Petraeus knew all of this, but was not allowed to talk to the press because of his position in the CIA.

"They were requesting the – it's called the C-in-C's In Extremis Force – a group of Delta Force operators, our very, most talented guys we have in the military. They could have come and reinforced the consulate and the CIA annex. Now, I don't know if a lot of you have heard this but the CIA annex had actually taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner, and they think that the attack on the consulate was an attempt to get these prisoners back.

"The challenging thing for Gen. Petraeus is that in his new position, he's not allowed to communicate with the press. So he's known all of this – they had correspondence with the CIA station chief in Libya, within 24 hours they kind of knew what was happening."

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Very interesting. Paula Broadwell reveals new facts about the attack and the CIA's response to it. The fact she says the CIA had three militia prisoners at the annex means Petraeus was feeding her info, probably classified info. This changes the entire nature of the Broadwell/ Petraeus scandal. It is no longer just about an affair, but about Petraeus possibly revealing to her classified info.

The entire youtube video of her speech is at this link....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPaf5OJSskY

1 posted on 11/11/2012 2:03:16 PM PST by barryobi
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To: barryobi

Every military command around the world knew of the incident and events the moment the button was pushed. In real time.

So did 0bama. It is someone’s job to tell the sitting President, whoever that is. Even the fraud.

Events are monitored in real time. Prociedures. Protocols. Everything.

People in military know this. People in military families know this. Retired. Cousins of military know this.

It’s not news. The ‘news’ talked of this early on.

I knew about the terrorists taken into custody early on. They were released to the Libyans and were subsequently ‘released.’


2 posted on 11/11/2012 2:10:10 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: barryobi

Petraeus divulged CLASSIFIED to her? I guess he was just falling into the 0bama regime pattern of loose lips.


3 posted on 11/11/2012 2:11:45 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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To: barryobi

OK, let me put on my tinfoil again. This whole thing is...

Covering. For. Obama. With. Excuse(s).

This whole thing stinks like Chicago politics.

They must be really skeered about what was going on in Libya.

They absolutely do not want Petraeus to tell the truth about what happened and he’s compromised now.


4 posted on 11/11/2012 2:12:35 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: barryobi; Travis McGee; Ernest_at_the_Beach; MestaMachine
Any CinC with half a brain and an ounce of loyalty or humanity wouldn't need to hear a call for help to dispatch a rescue team when he can see on video and hear on the radio that one of his consulate's is under heavy assault.

Only the POTUS had the authority to act!

0bama was notified immediately and automatically when the Benghazi consulate triggered the "Imminent Danger Notification System" alert. He did nothing.

Judge Jeanine Investigates Benghazi Gate Part 4 - 10/20/2012 video 6:53
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (U.S. Army ret.), former CIA Station Chief Gary Berntsen and former CIA operative Mike Baker

They confirm everything Col. Hunt said about automatic notifications to the WH and add more details.

Howie Carr interview with Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations audio 28:37

There are three scandals here...

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Denial of requests for security were a dereliction of duty. The lies and misdirection about the "video" after the attack were fraud and malfeasance under the color of authority. The inaction during the attack was something more than that.

The failure to act during the attack is the direct equivalent of desertion IMO.

ONE man had the authority to act that night.

ONE man deserted his post!

EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

0bama abandoned his post. 0bama Is A Deserter!

5 posted on 11/11/2012 2:14:46 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: barryobi

More and more, I’m putting together my own picture of this woman.

She’s attractive; by all accounts a great mom/wife. She’s a West Point grad....means she’s no dummy. She’s a Lt. Col. in the Army Reserves (doesn’t mean a lot unto itself, really...she’s the right age for that rank).

She’s a wannabe. She clearly wants to be a “player” in military/intelligence circles. Her connection....no pun intended....to Petraeus was her ticket, and she exploited it to the hilt. She has, or had, ambitions beyond what her talents and connections could provide.....so ****ing the General gave her the entree she needed.

She also, clearly, could not keep her mouth shut. “Discretion” is not her long suit.

In sum, she was a bad risk, and the good General let a hot body and pretty face expose him in many, many unplanned (as well as planned) ways.


6 posted on 11/11/2012 2:15:03 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: barryobi; Nachum
And not any kind of classified information, but information that puts the P..resident directly in the line of fire. Remember the press release from the CIA that no one in the agency denied any request for support.

It certainly raises a question and gives more credence to the theory that Petraeus was black-mailed (by you know who) to keep quiet about what happened on the 11 September in Benghazi.

7 posted on 11/11/2012 2:16:00 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I don’t think he necessarily told her in the “pillow Talk” sense, but instead she learned of it just as Lewinsky learned of Clinton’s telephone call details while Bubba was talking to Arafat while Lewinsky was playing his Bill’s flute.


8 posted on 11/11/2012 2:16:39 PM PST by mazda77
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To: barryobi

"It was an offensive video.....yea thats the ticket...."

9 posted on 11/11/2012 2:17:48 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: RightOnline

Ahhhh, She’s probably what the Russians used to call a “Swallow.” Pretty hard to resist that!


10 posted on 11/11/2012 2:21:02 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: RightOnline

BUMP.

She had grand plans.

Trading up was one.


11 posted on 11/11/2012 2:23:22 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: barryobi

So who was paying her salary while they were doing ‘biography’?


12 posted on 11/11/2012 2:24:10 PM PST by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: barryobi
If Petraeus trusted Broadwell enough to confide in her she would not be broadcasting this on video. This woman has to be a plant. I do not think Petraeus gave her classified information. I believe that Petraeus had an affair with this woman after she persuade him for years under the disguise of a book research project. FBI had proofed of the affair before Petraeus took the CIA Director position and with their plant had here reveal classified information to a university speech to discredit Petraeus.
13 posted on 11/11/2012 2:24:16 PM PST by classified
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To: RightOnline

Let’s add this....when the New York Times put her up as a report...she had no prior experience. It’s an odd thing that you get embedded to some general’s staff to write...with no background at all. For the Times to have sponsored her....she had to be having some relationships within their management team as well.


14 posted on 11/11/2012 2:26:06 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: RightOnline

“She’s attractive; by all accounts a great mom/wife”

Um excuse me, ROl, but I would not call her A. a good mom or B. a good wife.

Gallavanting all over the world with the object of one’s obsession and obsessing over him the rest of the time and probably leaving her husband to raise the kids,,,takes alot of one’s time and energy and does not get her nominated for parent of the year.

and the NOT loyal wife part speaks for itself by her actions.


15 posted on 11/11/2012 2:27:19 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: All

People, please concentrate!

The news in this thread is the fact that a source we now can assume got its information directly from the head of the CIA confirms the FOX news story about Benghazi.

Everything else about this affair can be discussed in due time, but for now there are only two important questions:

1) When was Obama informed about the request for help and what did he do about it?

2) Did the WH pressure Petraeus to keep quiet (and lie in his testimony to the House the following day) using their knowledge of his adulterous affair?


16 posted on 11/11/2012 2:28:19 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: mazda77

ROTFL! FReepers are crazy funny and keep us laughing through our very real tears! A travesty following a tragedy.


17 posted on 11/11/2012 2:31:47 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: barryobi

Lookie here, no here, this hand. That’s right more sordid sex. Come on tune in later for the latest episode of “Sex under The Desk.” See it tonight right after “Dancing with Stars” and “Survivor.”

Just Pathetic!


18 posted on 11/11/2012 2:35:26 PM PST by Graneros (The most fundamental purpose of government is defense, not empire. – Joseph Sobran)
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To: barryobi

She has the rank of Lt Col.

She could have been guessing based on her knowledge of Petraeus and that he would not leave his guys.

As for the knowledge that there were prisoners, this was in the foreign media reports when this all went down. There is video on YouTube of the prisoners being taken from the consulate. If you want to know what is going on in the Middle East, watch Al Jazeera.


19 posted on 11/11/2012 2:35:43 PM PST by petitfour
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To: RightOnline

“She also, clearly, could not keep her mouth shut. “Discretion” is not her long suit.”

It was already known there had been prisoners before she made that talk. She also didn’t talk about the affair - it was HIS emails sent to her that let that out.


20 posted on 11/11/2012 2:36:17 PM PST by Marcella ("When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: RightOnline

“She also, clearly, could not keep her mouth shut. “Discretion” is not her long suit.”

It was already known there had been prisoners before she made that talk. She also didn’t talk about the affair - it was HIS emails sent to her that let that out.


21 posted on 11/11/2012 2:37:38 PM PST by Marcella ("When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: pepsionice

You haven’t read her bio, have you?


22 posted on 11/11/2012 2:38:14 PM PST by petitfour
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To: barryobi

Yeah, always reminds me of the saying that sexual relations shouldn’t be happening in the military. Well, I guess I am also hearing an “I told you so” regarding what’s coming up. (Soldiers being promoted for being lovers of the general, anyone?)


23 posted on 11/11/2012 2:38:24 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: barryobi

So is DU her alma mater or West Point?


24 posted on 11/11/2012 2:39:52 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: barryobi

We need a timeline. She said in October that there were prisoners in the ministry in Benghazi. But, she had the affair months ago. The FBI didn’t start investigating Petraeus because of what Broadwell said in Denver this October. The FBI and Holder were investigating Petraeus for months.


25 posted on 11/11/2012 2:41:52 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ScaniaBoy

Agreed, we need to keep ourselves focused on Benghazi, NOT this torrid love affair.


26 posted on 11/11/2012 2:43:13 PM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

She’s a military expert???????????????


27 posted on 11/11/2012 2:44:44 PM PST by Shimmer1 (They told me I was gullible and I believed them.)
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To: barryobi

I am not sure of what to make of all of this, yet. But, if you know that someone may testify against you, it is best to discredit them, their anticipated testimony and the jury pool well before they take the stand.

Another option is to eliminate the threat. Considering the totality of the known circumstance, it would be easy to sell to the American people that Petraeus committed suicide or that the enormous stress he is suffering cause a fatal heart attack.

Petraeus needs to testify, tell nothing but the truth and to do that ASAP.


28 posted on 11/11/2012 2:52:45 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Shimmer1

She’s a LTC in the Army Reserves.


29 posted on 11/11/2012 2:52:58 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: mware

I don’t know what’s wrong with FR at the moment.

Here we have a statement that was made on the same day that FOX released its investigation on Benghazi, a statement from a source we now know was intimately connected to Petraeus.

Imagine how the WH must have reacted to this story. When was the video up on YouTube? Consider how important it was for the WH to make sure that they could control what Gen Petraeus but also LtCol Brodswell said in public.


30 posted on 11/11/2012 2:55:11 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: mware
Agreed, we need to keep ourselves focused on Benghazi, NOT this torrid love affair.

But this torrid love affair is simply the first (or second) move on this chess board (on which Benghazi is a part).

Now Petraeus, when asked to testify before Congress, will ask for immunity from prosecution (and will get it). He cannot (he need not) take the 5th for anything he might say. If it is classified, it will be said behind closed doors.

He will speak about Benghazi and will, I suspect, speak on other subjects as well...opening the doors to impeachment.

31 posted on 11/11/2012 2:58:43 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: Mountain Mary

With all due respect, Mary.......hence the “by all accounts” modifier in my reply above, based upon comments and observations from her friends and neighbors.


32 posted on 11/11/2012 2:59:42 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: barryobi

” The fact she says the CIA had three militia prisoners at the annex means Petraeus was feeding her info, probably classified info.”

Surely the fact that CIA had 3 militia prisoners must have been Secret or Top Secret information, as this, to my knowledge, is the first time it has come to light. What’s interesting/odd is that I thought this affair ended many months ago. So why was Petraeus sharing such sensitive info with her in October? And was he doing so via his presumably unencrypted personal Gmail account? And if his Gmail was being monitored, didn’t anyone in the FBI pick up on this fact etc.? This “most transparent administration in history” has some serious ‘splainin’ to do!


33 posted on 11/11/2012 3:01:22 PM PST by DrC
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To: Marcella
"It was already known there had been prisoners before she made that talk."

With all due respect.....known by whom? First I ever heard of it, and I've been following this story closely.

34 posted on 11/11/2012 3:02:09 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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35 posted on 11/11/2012 3:02:23 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: TigersEye
I love your post. All this about Petaerus is nothing but diversion.......imo....

All the while the Coward in Chief goes unscathed.

No matter what the timeline of the beginning of the affair to now is just nonsense.

Speculating on what Petaerus did or did not do takes the attenton away from the Coward in Chief OBAMA, the sorry POS. Let's not help them.

Obama ALONE is responsible for what did not happen in Benghazi, which was sending HELP.

Let's get the FOCUS back where it belongs, OBAMA.. GUILTY.

36 posted on 11/11/2012 3:02:40 PM PST by annieokie
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To: blueunicorn6
The FBI and Holder were investigating Petraeus for months.

Yes, but that only proves that the WH (via DOJ) knew about the affair when LTC Broadswell gave her talk.

The WH had the motive and the means to pressure Petraeus.

37 posted on 11/11/2012 3:05:56 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: RoosterRedux

“He will speak about Benghazi and will, I suspect, speak on other subjects as well”

You are assuming he, his wife, his children and any other close associates and their families, businesses and colleagues live.


38 posted on 11/11/2012 3:07:08 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: barryobi

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2012/10/obama-lied-americans-died-libyan-attack-was-botched-kidnapping-to-trade-wtc-bombing-blind-sheikh.html


39 posted on 11/11/2012 3:07:37 PM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Needed some rest, but think this is the last one I missed. Fingers crossed.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

40 posted on 11/11/2012 3:08:09 PM PST by MestaMachine
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To: ScaniaBoy; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The Thot Plickens.

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


41 posted on 11/11/2012 3:09:01 PM PST by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: RoosterRedux

I think your analysis is spot on. I also think there is no hurry for P4 to testify, now that he has resigned.

Let the investigations get all the ducks in a row first.

I would like P4 to presently give some form of sworn deposition elsewhere privately, just in case...


42 posted on 11/11/2012 3:11:27 PM PST by Museum Twenty (If every truth & hidden motivation were to tumble out, not one supporter would turn against him.)
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To: Nachum
The Thot Plickens.

Finally someone who takes this story seriously. :-)

43 posted on 11/11/2012 3:12:51 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: barryobi
This changes the entire nature of the Broadwell/ Petraeus scandal. It is no longer just about an affair, but about Petraeus possibly revealing to her classified info.

So you think this scandal is all about Petraeus, Broadwell and the revealing of classified info.

What about Obama, Benghazi and the lack of response to save 4 lives.

You started the thread. You made the above comments. I think you owe an answer. I'll expect it.

44 posted on 11/11/2012 3:24:41 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

My point is that everyone wants to let Petraeus slide and not testify. I now believe he has to answer for not only the CIA’s actions on 9/11, the story he told after, and what the POTUS knew. He also needs to answer for his own actions with Broadwell, what he told her, and how that squares with what he told Congress in his testimony on 9/14


45 posted on 11/11/2012 3:29:31 PM PST by barryobi
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To: barryobi
...but about Petraeus possibly revealing to her classified info.

Why would Petraeus do this ? Was he trying to get the truth out ?

46 posted on 11/11/2012 3:35:02 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: barryobi

I hope somebody saved that You Tube to a hard drive somewhere, because it will not be around for long!


47 posted on 11/11/2012 3:42:44 PM PST by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Could she be one FOX news source?

It would seem to me she is almost testifying for Petraeus as to what the truth really is.

Is it why he resigned because he was threatened with exposure of the affair unless he backed up the video tall tale?

Something totally freaky here.


48 posted on 11/11/2012 3:45:38 PM PST by dforest
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To: annieokie
Obama ALONE is responsible for what did not happen in Benghazi, which was sending HELP.

That's right, annie. Only two facts need to be known in order to understand the most important fact of all which is that 0coward left 41 Americans to die.

Fact one: Only the POTUS can issue a CBA to send a rescue mission into a foreign country.

Fact 2: No rescue mission was ever sent.

That said I am all for subpoenaing every single ass-kissing 0coward-loving commie scumbag involved in this and grilling them until there's nothing left but a little carbon crisp.

49 posted on 11/11/2012 3:52:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: barryobi

The problem is that she disclosed information that embarrassed the president. Those men died on camera with their bosses watching and a rescue force ordered to stand down. Had Broadwell never made it public, she and Petraeus would likely still be happily living their lives.


50 posted on 11/11/2012 3:54:29 PM PST by marron
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